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Recommended adult books (4)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into adult here are some adult books from Jamaica for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn EN

Rating: 3 (3 votes)
Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis- Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas. At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love fo... continue


Jade Is a Twisted Green by Tanya Turton EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Jade Is a Twisted Green follows the coming of age of Jade Brown, a young Black queer woman on the cusp of turning twenty-five. Her becoming story explores Jamaican Canadian identity, love, passion, chosen family, and rediscovering life’s pleasures after loss.


Patsy: A Novel by Nicole Dennis-Benn EN

0 Ratings
Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah Magazine • Time • NPR • People • Buzzfeed A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection Winner • Lambda Literary Award [Lesbian Fiction] A Washington Post Lily Lit Club Selection Longlisted • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction American Library Association • A Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Book (Stonewall Book Awards) Finalist • Aspen Words Literary Prize Apple Books • Best Books of the Month New York Times Book Review • Editors’ Choice Selection Kirkus Reviews • Most Memorable Fictional Families of 2019 Longlisted • The Morning News To... continue


Why We Kneel How We Rise by Michael Holding EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
A powerful look at the history of racism through the prism of sport, showing how we can change things through education and understanding